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  • Violence With Our Boys
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    Lost Boys Part 1 The book Lost Boys was written by James Garbarino to show people why there is so much violence with our boys and how some of this can and should be avoided with a little love. This book tells all the reasons why boy turn out the way they do and how it can be stopped. In the past decade it is know that violence has been highly increase in the large cities and in smaller towns as well In fact the period from the 1980's to the 1990's when the youth homicide rate increase by 168% (p...
  • Mann's Novella Death In Venice
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    To have an understanding of the use of disease as a metaphor in Thomas Mann's novella Death In Venice, it is useful to understand the concept of disease itself. According to Webster's Dictionary, 1913 edition, disease is defined as the "lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet". These words do embody the struggles of the great author, and main character of the novella, Gustav Aschenbach, but it is the description of disease as "an alteration in the state of the body or of some of it...
  • Symbol Of Macon's Relationship With Sarah
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    In the novel, The Accidental Tourist, Anne Tyler deals with many different subjects, such as love, grieving, change, family, and guilt. She addresses these subjects throughout the novel, in many different scenes. One of these scenes, which I found to be the most helpful in understanding the novel, comes late in chapter twenty, at the very end of the novel, when Macon leaves Sara and goes back to Muriel. This scene is important because how Macon has begun to change, and is now in control of his l...
  • Boy And Paul About The Snowball Incident
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    Davis' 'Fifth Business': Death of Boy Staunton Submitted by: Johnny Jimenez Guilt can only be suppressed for a limited time before it comes out in unwanted ways. In the novel Fifth Business by Robertson Davies, Boy Staunton -a successful business man with a polished appearance but a tortured soul- took the ultimate plunge into his death. His decision was not merely his own, but was influenced by a team of hands that helped push him to his destiny. First Leola, who was his first love and his wife...
  • Life Of Boy Charles
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    The Lesson of the Piano Lesson To a person such as myself I tend to believe that freedom is in the mind and not as much a physical thing. Mainly because you can be shackled and imprisoned but they can never take away your dreams, hopes, thoughts and aspirations. Those will always remain with you no matter what occurs to an individual. With that said it can be said that Boy Charles did give his life for nothing, since we are all free in mind we need not the things of our past to tell us who we ar...
  • War The Boys
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    In life, historical events often play an important role in a person's life. Many times people can drastically have a change of opinion over night. In A Separate Peace, the whole atmosphere at the Devon School changed as World War II progressed. The boys either eagerly awaited draft, preferred to enlist in the area of war they wanted, or did not want to go at all. The students at the school were forced to create activities for enjoyment since old ones could not be played because of lack of materi...
  • Duan And Cheng
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    Farewell My Concubine is a strikingly beautiful tale about love and betrayal, of not only individuals but also a country and its culture. The story spans fifty years, as China's turbulent history is the counterpart and contributing factor to the relationships between two young opera stars and a prostitute who changes her life and gets herself involved in a complicated triangle of love and betrayal. The times of the Cultural Revolution in China puts pressure on the opera stars and of course force...
  • The Alchemist Personal Legend
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    Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janie ro in 1947 and before his career as a best-selling author, he was a playwright, theatre director, hippie, and popular songwriter for some of Brazil's leading pop artists. In 1986 he took a pilgrimage along that Road of Santiago and this would be the center of the plot of the book, The Pilgrimage, which was published in 1987. His second book was named The Alchemist and was published in 1988. This book has gone to number one in 29 countries and Coelho has been...
  • Suppressed Life
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    At Least a Hundred Words by Hugo Williams The child in At Least a Hundred Words by Hugo William also experiences some form of suppression. However, this time, he is not suppressed by society, but by authority in the school he attends, and the overwhelming need to conform. In school, where everybody wears the same uniform and "stands on the playground with red faces" and writes the same letters home, each individual has come up with a common facade that belies their inner personality. It is the s...
  • First Person In Dunny's Life
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    Dunstable Ramsay, protagonist of Robertson Davies' novel Fifth Business, was a very interesting man who led a rich and intriguing life. He possessed many positive traits that led to his successes, but he also had his share of faults that would inevitably lead to certain failures. Dunstan's reclusive and judgmental nature meant that he could neither truly ever love someone nor belong anywhere as he would have wished. The fact that he was a man unto himself, a unique specimen, affected his profess...
  • Boy And Dunny
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    Incidences that occur in one's childhood tend to affect them possibly for the rest of the rest of their life. This applies to the novel Fifth Business and the characters Dunstan Ramsey and Boy Staunton. Throughout the lives of these characters Dunstan lives in the shadow of Boy due to feelings of guilt and responsibility as a result of one winter evening in the town of Deptford. As Boy and Dunny grew up together they were each others best friends and also worst enemies, but they were on basicall...
  • Relationship Like Dunstan's Relationship With Diane
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    Interpersonal Relationships In Swamp Angel And Fifth Interpersonal Relationships In Swamp Angel And Fifth Business In the novel Swamp Angel the main character, Maggie, asserts that "swimming is like living, it is done alone'. This is, in fact, a very telling statement with respect to the life of both Maggie and the life of Dunstan, the main character in the novel The Fifth Business. Maggie's comparison of life to swimming raises interesting points about the way in which each of the two character...

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